Computer and Technology Careers

Computer technology is evolving faster than ever before and demand for computer professionals with the right qualifications is at an all time high. This page is designed to help you find reliable and relevant information on variety of computer and computer technology careers. The salary figures are based on 2018 data.

Whether you're looking for a fast track into computer science or simply want to find out more about a career in computer information systems management, you'll find what you're looking for here.

Select a speciality from the list of computer and technology careers below and you'll find detailed information on career opportunities, earning potential, job outlooks, career training requirements and much more. Take your time to read through all of the material we provide and find the computer technology career that is suited for you.

Occupation Summary Education 2018 Median Pay
Computer and Information Research Scientist Computer and information research scientists are computing technology professionals that develop new ways to use computer technology and improve existing computing technology. PhD degree $114,500
Computer Network Architect Computer network architect design, build and maintain complex computer data networks including wide area networks (WANs), local area networks (LANs) and intranets. Bachelor's degree $104,700
Computer-Control Programmers and Operators Computer control programmers and operators use computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology and machines to create precision products. Examples of CNC technology includes laser cutting, milling, water jet cutting, electrical discharge machines (EDM), multiaxis spindles, and lathes. Technical training $40,700
Computer Programmers Computer programmers develop code used to create software programs designed to tell computers how to process information and perform specific tasks. Bachelor's degree $82,200
Computer and Information Systems Managers Computer and information systems managers, often referred to as information technology (IT) managers are responsible for managing the computer-related activities of an organization. Bachelor's degree $139,200
Computer Scientist Computer scientists, including computer systems analysts and database administrators, are theorists, researchers, or inventors. They work in areas ranging from complexity theory to hardware to programming-language design. Bachelor's degree $89,300
Computer Science Teacher (Postsecondary) Computer science teachers in universities and other postsecondary educational institutions instruct the next generation toward their careers in computer technology. Master's/PhD degree $78,600
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers Computer repairers service mainframe, server, and personal computers, inclugin printers and other computer hardware. They provide hands-on installation, maintenance and repair of computers and related equipment. Associate degree $37,700
Computer Hardware Engineer Computer hardware engineers design, develop and install computer hardware and physical computer systems. They're also responsible for maintaining, upgrading and optimizing computer hardware and equipment. Bachelor's degree $115,100
Occupation Summary Education 2018 Median Pay
Computer Operators Computer operators are responsible for the operation of computer hardware systems, ensuring hardware systems are are secure and working efficiently. They must often troubleshoot problems that occur during operations. Bachelor's degree $44,300
Computer Software Engineers Computer software engineers are computer scientists who develop software programs that instruct computer how to process information and perform tasks. They design software for computer games, word processing, operating systems, and Internet websites. Bachelor's/Master's degree $97,800
Computer Support Specialists Computer Support Specialists provide technical support and help computer users troubleshoot computer problems. These professionals include technical support specialists and help-desk technicians. Associate/Bachelor's degree $52,800
Computer Systems Analyst Computer Systems Analysts help troubleshoot and resolve computer problems for their clients. They help companies design their computer networks and identify the type of equipment and software they'll need to conduct their business. Bachelor's degree $88,300
Database Administrator Database administrators (DBAs) organize, store and management digital and electronic information for corporations and organizations. They make sure databases are operating efficiently and secure from unauthorized intrusion. Bachelor's degree $87,000
Information Security Analyst Information security analysts develop plans, procedures and security measures to protect computer networks and vital information systems from cyberattacks, hakers and breaches. Bachelor's degree $95,500
Mathematician (Math) Mathematicians use advanced mathematics and mathematical principles to analyze data and solve complex problems. They often work on teams of engineers and/or other technology professionals. Master's degree $103,000
Software Developer (Applications) Application software developers create programs for computers, cellphones, and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS). Bachelor's degree $101,800
Software Developer (Systems) Systems software developers create platforms that other software runs on. Examples include operating systems, game engines, and cloud-based software. Bachelor's degree $107,600
Statistician Statisticians employ advanced statistical methods to gather and analyze data. They use there analytical abilities to help solve real-world problems across various disciplines and fields. They often work as members of information technology and computer engineering teams. Master's degree $84,100
Systems Administrator Systems administrators are responsible for an organization's network and computer systems. They make sure that the systems they maintain meet the needs of its users with as little downtime as possible. Associate/Bachelor's degree $81,100
Web Developer Web developers use languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Perl, ASP, and PHP to create applications and websites for the Internet. Bachelor's degree $101,800
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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